| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Two theme parks rev up their big festivals this weekend, and both feature concerts and themed cuisine. For the first time in years, the beginning of Universal’s Mardi Gras aligns with the “real” Mardi Gras, as seen in New Orleans. The...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Music and romance are centerpieces of activities this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a roundup:
+ Universal's Mardi Gras is a doubleheader this weekend with the Steve Miller Band on Saturday and the group Boys Like Girls on Sunday....
| Feb 20, 2013
Michael Angelakos would rather not discuss topics he's been asked in other interviews. Specifically, the lead singer of the electro-pop band Passion Pit doesn't like repeatedly being asked about his band's admirable decision to give up alcohol.
| Mar 3, 2013
One of the great joys of being a fashion critic is the ability to observe how designers all over the world riff on and reinterpret the L.A. look.
Watching the spring runway collections, whether I was sitting at a runway show in the crumbling Beekman...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Hip-hop and food are not strangers to each other--in fact the opulence and eccentricities of rap music has often lended itself well to cuisine. From Common's classic single, "The Food," to Kanye's classic snark, "What she order?/Fish filet," Chicago...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Gregg Karukas was sitting in his car, waiting to meet someone, watching the afternoon Grammy awards ceremony stream on his iPhone for about 10 minutes, when he found out he won.
Karukas, a Maryland native who will return to the area for a show in March,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Laguna Beach High boys' tennis team jumps right into the foray of the 2013 season by playing six matches over a 10-day period.
The Breakers return several key ingredients from a 2012 team that last year reached the quarterfinals of the CIF...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Josh Groban, the multimillion-selling pop-classical artist, will make his Ravinia debut Aug. 10 with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.
Also making their first appearances at the venue will be David Byrne and St. Vincent, playing songs from their 2012...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:15 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
The Besnard Lakes’ perfectly, inscrutably named fourth studio album, “Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO” (Jagjaguwar), opens with a slow-motion avalanche of music. In the tradition of British shoegaze bands such...
| Apr 4, 2013
Jim Mees, an Emmy-winning set decorator who helped bring alien worlds to life in the long-running "Star Trek" TV series, died Friday at his home in Selinsgrove, Pa., said his partner, Michael Smyth. He was 57 and had pancreatic cancer.
| May 8, 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen is making the media rounds to promote his new movie, "The Dictator," and in the process, he's leveling veiled threats against his interviewers, including Matt Lauer and Jon Stewart....